|March 6, 2015||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Trends|
Margiela has definitely quite steered away from its roots since the depart of their former boss, the Martin Margiela himself. I’m no fashion expert so I won’t be criticizing the silhouette, the shoulder line, and so on so on. I just watch and spectate and I can quite say it’s starting to embrace the mass culture of grunge, fur, and a little goth perhaps?
The parts that get to me (most likely because they involve long coats):
The parts I don’t quite get:
See the full collection here and tell me what you really think? Are they actually good and I’m the one with bad taste, or do they suck?
-The Dilly Chic-
|January 12, 2015||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Shoe Fetish, Trends|
|July 1, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Trends|
We’re always on the chase for new and upcoming awesome designers, and I got one for you to watch: Silvina Mestro of London does artistry in fashion just right. Her label, “Theorema” was born from the idea of mathematics. The brand’s concept was drawn from Hypatia, the first recognized woman mathematician. To see the complete history and profile of the brand, click on the picture below (under “Description”).
Here are some of my handpicked favorites from the entire Theorema Collection. If I may be a critique, the collection screams of wonderful deconstruction, playful hemlines, and twists of the classic silhouettes.
If you love what she has done so far, you should consider checking through and pre-order what she has created so far in Wowcracy. By doing so you’re helping her project get funded and therefore, realized. You can click any of the pictures above to go to the respective product page. I guarantee you’ll love her entire collection, though.
News flash: her work has been selected as the few interesting projects (out of 300 projects submitted to Wowcracy in collaboration with Vogue Talents!) hand-picked by Sara Maino, editor of Vogue Italy and Vogue Talents. See full article here.
-The Dilly Chic-
|July 26, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Personal Shares, Style Inspirations, Trends|
I’ve had the brilliant advantage of knowing several interesting things from my interesting friends. Not too long ago, a good friend introduced me to the complexity of Fine Art-ism. In her words, she claimed that the field she has dived into was eventually pointless at the end of the day. I asked why. She said, “Fine art is exactly that. It’s fine, but you don’t get much out of it. There’s no use for it other than for artistic and aesthetic purposes. And some even fail at achieving both.”
Before, I’ve always loved how artists work. Most artists don’t do it for the money. They do it for the art, just for the art. But when the artwork itself fails its own artistic purposes, then what is the point of the creation in the first place? None. You may argue that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But what if, IF, there’s no one to behold the beauty? Does that mean the artwork is nothing except for the creator’s eyes?
Let’s take the Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman for example. What do you see in this 5.4m x 2.4m painting? Honestly, I see some unnamed country flag. Would I believe that painting cost $1.8million? Hell no. Unless there’s a trick involved in making the painting (a magic genie, naked dancing lady popping out at night, or that the lines are painted without help from a ruler), I would’ve made the most ungentle frown on my face just like everybody else.
But you know what? There is no such trick. The painting was considered to be so beautiful to so many eyes, yet repulsive to the others (especially abstract painters who are actually making abstract pieces). Then again, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Such a simple, yet vivid painting has attracted mass attention and mass money to itself. It’s as if the simplicity of this work was screaming for itself. It’s like the simplicity was the most striking thing this painting evoked.
AH… YES, SIMPLICITY
That word may be the reason of my life. I prefer life simple. I prefer my style simple. I prefer myself and my surroundings simple. I just love simplicity. And I may not be the only one here. Elegant simplicity have long haul the graces of the runway carpet. Designers such as Raf Simons, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino are known to love not going overboard with their collections. Yes they’ve had collections that stunned jaws and break floodgates, but simplicity has always been key. However, twisting boundaries of simplicity to make it worth our while is ironically not that simple. Well, of course if it’s so simple we’d all be sending models to the runway, wouldn’t we?
(photographs taken from Style.com)
What’s your outlook on life and fashion? The simpler the better, or the complete opposite?
-The Dilly Chic-